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Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Holiday Hiatus

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Hello everyone. If you haven't noticed, this blog has been rather quiet recently. This is in part due to the fact that I am very busy looking for employment and housing in the DC area, and partly due to the decrease in focus on the election. Hence, while I intend to continue blogging, I will not be posting here until after the New Year. Frankly, after almost two years at this gig, I think we could all use bit of a break to think and refocus.

Now, this does not mean we are shutting down. In fact, there are several things that I will be pursuing and would like your opinion on.

1) This website will not be changing its all. Due to the fact that it is being archived by the Library of Congress as a site of historical significance, I intend to leave the name and design of this page intact for posterity and will not redesign. However, I may look into moving operations to a new location where we can put up a page with a more general and/or 2012-based focus.

2) I will probably be looking at launching a personal site/blog that will have a more general political scope (although it will almost surely include a section devoted to all things Sarah).

Thank you for reading and please keep coming back. I'm not going anywhere, just taking a breather before launching new efforts.

I hope all of you have a Merry Christmas or (in my case) a Happy Hanukkah, and I will see you all soon.

- Adam Brickley


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Tbone said...

What irritates me the most about Obama is that the MSM and print media is almost acting like he walks on water and he is perfect. They think he is a gift brought down from the sky. I am getting tired of the constant Obama worship already. Is it going to be like this for 4 year. Does everyone else think the coverage of Obama has been this way?

Gelston said...

yes, i am more than tired of it. The worst part is learning all the new hymns at the church.

Please check hillbuzz. the article on BlackieO's gown is enough to make you cry for a week.

laurence said...

Mountain Mama - the choices my wife and I make concerning birth control are legal, moral and our own private business. you must live in some alternate universe. Here in the USA we have the right to privacy and the right to make our own legal choices concerning birth control. BTW I have also worked as a college professor at UCLA and CAL STATE so in a way I have many children that I get to have a positive influence on. You don't need to be a father to be a good citizen and community leader.

techno said...

"Tolerance becomes a crime when applied to evil." Thomas Mann

M. Minnesota said...

TBone, do you know the address where you can watch Gov. Palin's state of the State address live? do you know where it could be archived? Thanks.

Tbone said...

Hi M.Minnesota. There is a transcipt of Gov. Palin's speech at The name of the blogspot is Let's Get It Right. It is a another Pro-Palin blog.

Tbone said...

Here are five reasons why Gov. Palin will be the 45th President of the United States four years from today.
1. Sarah is the leader of the Conservative Movement right now and the only one who is showing that leadership. Who in Washington is going to challenge Obama?
2. Obama is not all that the MSM makes him out to be. He has never ever made any critical choices.
3. His 1 trillion dollar stimulus package becomes a disaster. After hearing what is in it. That is very likely to happen.He won't be able to blame it on Bush.
4. Obama racks up a 4 trillion dollar defecit in his first term and Moderates and Independents figure out he is trying to make it a socialist state.
5. Sarah has already started a movement and wants to become President. If she didn't won't to become POTUS she would not be handling herself the way she is after Nov. 4.
If Palinista's can think of more reasons,then add them. I just think Sarah is the real deal and is going to be POTUS in 2012. Gov. Palin is the leader that will bring the Republican Party back.Sarah is the most likeable politician i have ever seen.

techno said...

"It is the right of the people they should not be deprived of HOPE."

All the King's Men (movie 1949)

NB: the protagonist is a charismatic Southern governor who is treated like a demigod or Messiah.

Mountain Mama said...

Good ole Techno. That's quote is perfect!

Gelston said...

More reasons?
I hope you are following the "election review" series on written by Jay Cost and Sean Trende.

It is a state by state review of the last election and reviews back to 1992.
We have much more to be hopeful for than the Old Media wishes to tell us. Obama's victory was a potemkin village. McCain was a joke.
Particularly encouraging is the row of states up the Mississippi, from LA to Arkansas, MO, Iowa, to MN.
Please add that series to your list.

Gelston said...

Mountain Mama,
It is great to see techno's quotes. I wish there were a special techno only place at the brickyard for these to be entered.

Lisa - Mother of Nine said...

Good quote T-bone. Thanks -

Mountain Mama said...

Oh, Gelston, I think your quotes and links are wonderful, too.
In fact, there are SO many brilliant people (I am NOT including myself; I'm just a clod in contrast) who blog here, that it's a privilege to read everyone, and I hate to miss praising somebody.

Laurence, you have been very polite of late, so thank you.

Previously, I wasn't, you will notice, dictating to you what you and your wife should do. Instead, I was addressing situations in general where people never plan to have children.

How is it "moral" to risk creating a child in such circumstances, and having then to abort it? Clearly it's far more logical, rather than risk one's own life (ie. the woman's) through toxic birth control, to prefer sterilization, thus deleting TWO risks: toxic birth control (a physical risk) and murder (a moral risk: devalues life) via abortion.

Tbone said...

Hi Gelston, I did read the election review on Real Clear Politics. It has been interesting. It seems that the MSM is overstating Obama's victory. Missouri is just a sea of red. That will be reason #6.

Tbone said...

You can watch the full video of Gov. Sarah Palin's 2009 State of the State Address.

Mountain Mama said...

Rats. Pete Sessions just sent out this notice:
I’ve got some great news and I wanted you to be the first to know!
I just got word that Governor Bobby Jindal from Louisiana has agreed to be our keynote speaker at the NRCC Annual March Dinner on March 24, 2009 in Washington, DC.
Bobby is a rising star and is a part of a new generation of leadership in our Party. He has a budding record of success, having implemented sound, common sense business practices since he took office in 2007 and started rebuilding his great state.
Be on the look out for an email from the NRCC Executive Director, Guy Harrison, next week. He will let you know how to become involved in this gathering of Republicans. We need your input to charter a new agenda for America and our Party!
I thank you again for your continued support and looking forward to working with you this cycle.

So I'm bummed; it feels as though the NRCC is choosing to ignore Sarah Palin, and instead to feature Jindal.
Maybe I'm being overlyprotective of Sarah?

I just didn't appreciate the way they cut things short at the Governor's convention----when Sarah spoke, and then they opened it up for questions, and when reporters basically only wanted to interview HER, the other governors cut the session short, rather than let reporters keep talking with Sarah...... !

Tbone said...

Hi Mountain Mama, Sarah still has a head start on Jindal for 2012. The big thing that Gov. Palin has going for her is she is likeable. I like Jindal to. Sarah is my favorite though. When Sarah burst on the national scene I saw a future President. I still see that. Has anyone seen Sarah's State of the State Address yet. I though she was awesome.

Gelston said...

the continued shift in minnesota was more than i thought. will the current election hijinks continue the push to the right? we will have to see. I bet it will
I was most impressed with the comments on Florida. even though McCain lost, the GOP continues to gain there.

the next number on your list is that the electoral college changes in 2010. The move continues to be toward the GOP states and, of course, away from the blue states.
It increases the chance of the GOP candidate winning.

laurence said...

Mountain Mama - no disrespect intended towards anyone who post here. I understand your position on birth control but I still think that you are being too judgmental. You may feel that some methods are "correct" and others are not but that is really a personal matter that is best left up to the woman since it’s her body and mind. Never-the-less abortion is not murder. Murder is defined by our laws and there is no law that states abortion is illegal and constitutes murder. Also consider that sterilization not only has associated risks but also will effect a woman’s well-being. Abstinence is not an option. Women like sex as much as men. It’s a joyful part of life. There is no stopping human nature. Young adults do have sex. It’s a fact of life. Even Sarah Palin would have to agree with that. Teaching young adults about birth control is a sane solution to unwanted pregnancies and VD.

Tbone said...

The GOP will have to make gains in states like Iowa,Minnesota,Wisconsin and the Midwest to win Presidential elections. The bad news is that states like Colorado,Nevada and New Mexico seemed to shift more towards the Democrats. Also in 2008 Rural areas went more towards the GOP it seems. That is good news that the electoral college changes in 2010 more towards the GOP.

Tbone said...

David Frum and his RINO buddies are out to get Sarah again at his site the New Majority. Where he hammered her over the RNC clothes issue again. He had to put it in the news today because Sarah was awesome at ther State of the State Address.
David Frum is supposedly a Republican but is not. Frum wants Republicans to be liberal. Which is why he is out to get Sarah. David Frum needs to join the Democratic Party.

Scott said...

here's her state of the state address with audio link

techno said...

"Nobody ever defended anything successfully; there is only attack and attack and attack some more."

George Patton

techno said...

During the Spanish Civil War a term 'fifth column' was coined to describe a secret or subversive group within the enemy's battle lines that an attacking force collaborates with to undermine or subvert the enemy's will and ability to defend itself or prevents it from taking the necessary steps or action to further its cause or its vested interests.

The RINO's and 'centrist Republicans' fit this definition perfectly as they compete with each other who can fawn over and grovel before Obama the most and thus weaken the GOP effort to take back Congress in 2010 and the WH in 2012. But thankfully for conservatives they are not doing it in secret but are actually conspicuous as they parade their base stupidity, their craven carcasses,and hangdog outlook-brazen and unrepentant.

These people are not fifth columnists but 'sixth columnists' for what they are attempting to do is to try to 'deep six' the Republican Party and along with it Reagan conservatism.

Mountain Mama said...

Dear Bloggers, please skip reading this comment, if you aren't interested in the abortion issue:

Laurence, thank you for discussing this issue with respect. We honor the Creator Who made people whenever we treat others with respect, even if those people don't deserve respect at a given moment, such as when their behavior is horrid or their beliefs are immoral (racist, etc.).

Again, only three ways exist----abstinence, sterilization, and abortion----that guarantee pregnancy prevention (although a few pregnancies have occurred despite "sterilization"----but this is extremely rare).

I am not suggesting that people MUST choose abstinence, but noting that it exists as a choice.

When people choose NEVER to have children, they should not risk their or their unwanted, unborn children's lives. Only two methods exist----abstinence or sterilization----that prevent such risk. For most people, abstinence is too difficult a choice.

Sterilizing MEN is rarely physically dangerous, Laurence----and when other safe birth control methods are used in addition, pregnancies only occur very, very rarely.

You wrote:
<< You may feel that some methods are "correct" and others are not but that is really a personal matter that is best left up to the woman since it’s her body and mind. >>

Interesting emphasis upon the woman, given that statistically, in most cases, it is MEN who pressure women into obtaining abortions. This fact is well-substantiated, and yet is usually ignored by both pro-choicers and pro-lifers: society prefers to dump responsibility upon women.

At any rate, we should try not to base opinions upon "feeling," since feelings are unreliable and fleeting. One important feature of psychotherapy is to remind people to CHECK OUT whether their feelings are based on reality.

You wrote:
<< Never-the-less abortion is not murder. Murder is defined by our laws and there is no law that states abortion is illegal and constitutes murder.>>

Laurence, "murder" is a strong word, so I apologize, because strong words stress the spirit.

Yes, civil law tries to determine what is, or is not, a "personal matter." We might believe we can drive safely at 80 mph, but in reality, this belief can endanger others' lives----so the law determines when this "personal matter" or choice is "safe" and allowed under the speed limit, or not. With new information, though, the law is often adjusted.

Our law has changed over the years concerning whether or not abortion constitutes murder. Prior to Roe vs. Wade (1973), the states made the determination, which varied from state to state.

(And the US Constitution contains NO "privacy rights" whatsoever, especially not in support of murder. Such "privacy rights" were imagined in order to achieve the desired 1973 ruling.)

Regarding simpler issues, such as speed limits, statistics can provide us with analyses of risks and benefits, so that subsequent civil laws concerning speed limits, etc., are more widely understood and accepted.

However, regarding extremely divisive issues, the law is not always based upon reality: information and fact. Consider that laws have been based upon feelings and prejudice against Jews or people of color----that they weren't equal to Caucasians in intelligence or character, etc. (Ghastly racism!)

Regarding abortion, the MSM has consistently skewed or hidden statistics that prove the physical dangers and long-term psychological trauma of abortion.

(As always, whoever resorts to distorting or ignoring facts (reality!) to support a position has effectively lost the war, even if battles here and there are won, short-term.)

Our nation was founded because of civil disobedience and eventually revolution against unjust, immoral tax laws. Similarly, the Civil Rights movement required nonviolent civil disobedience to bring about appropriate changes in the (immoral, prejudiced) law. In these and other circumstances, the law was changed to promote justice and protect the defenseless.

Our nation's law concerning abortion should protect the civil rights of the unborn, who, having no voice, cannot defend themselves. And the unborn are innocent; they have committed no capital crimes that deserve capital punishment (death). Thus killing them constitutes murder----in most cases.

However, circumstances exist when valid interests essentially compete for justice. Regarding abortion, these situations involve when the life of the mother is jeopardized: she has physical (eclampsia, etc.) or psychological problems (severe suicidal depression from abuse, rape, incest, or mental illness). When the problems are physical, killing the (still-innocent) unborn through abortion is often the only way to preserve the mother's life; without abortion, both mother and child will die.

(I made the same choice many women have: I chose to risk death when I had a deadly health problem----toxemia----rather than abort our son. I couldn't bring myself to sacrifice my son so that I could live; I left it in God's hands, although I was pretty scared. Because they made this same choice, many other women joined their unborn children in death, and now live in heaven. God preserved the earthly lives of my son and me, so we try to live with thankful hearts.)

However, when the problems are psychological, people often leap to the same conclusion----that abortion is the best choice----without taking into account how the mother might fare better with additional support (emotional, spiritual, financial, etc.)-----and also without taking into account how the mother might fare MISERABLY in the future, if she deeply regrets having had the abortion, as very often occurs!

SO, in the decision-making process, women should be provided with TONS of information and support, so they can made informed decisions and not base them upon abject need. (Obviously if they are extremely depressed, suicidal, or mentally ill, sadly they might be unable to process any information adequately.)

But instead, abortion clinics do NOT provide women with key information: ultrasounds to show their babies, or information on post-abortion depression rates, etc. So, the women are kept from learning important information----and they cannot therefore make informed decisions.

Happily, when women choose NOT to have abortions, volunteers at hundreds of pro-life clinics will help them by providing housing, clothing, spiritual support, medical care, etc. Most women respond happily and gratefully when they truly receive SUPPORT for keeping their unborn
children alive, even if they plan to give them up for adoption, which can be THE most loving act.

People with Judeo-Christian faith know that the Ten Commandments (see Exodus 20; they're actually "The Ten Words," but translating them into English requires more) clearly states, "MURDER-NOT." Murder is the killing of innocents----which unborn children are.

Of course, most women would never knowingly commit murder! They simply haven't thought through the process or been given enough information to understand that THIS IS what they are choosing with abortion.

The many women I know well who have had abortions are all very caring, loving women who believed they were making the best choice at the time. Their husbands or boyfriends all threatened to leave or wound them if they refused to abort their children----and sadly, in every case, the jerks left these women, anyway, even after they endured the abortion!

But most importantly, many of them have become avidly anti-abortion (although most of them support allowing abortion in the case of incest, rape, or to save the life of the mother. Btw, supposedly Billy Graham makes those same allowances.) This is because the women were horrified DURING their abortions, because the procedures just are gross, painful for both mother and child.

Most people just don't understand the full ramifications of their actions. I just hope that women will weigh the consequences BEFORE undergoing an abortion----especially the long-term effects on themselves.

God bless ALL women who have had abortions, and give them insight and peace. (Ditto for anyone who pressured them into it.)

Brianus Berkleianus said...

Hi, Everyone,

I just watched Sarah's State of the State Address. On fiscal prudence and responsibility, on personal responsibility for one's health, on the federal abuse and misuse of the Endangered Species Act, on energy independence, on the culture of life, on so many other matters, she is eloquent, powerful, profound!! I was watching my future President and Commander-in-Chief as I watched this great and noble lady. I think I could watch this speech dozens of times, and derive more from it each time, catch more of its subtle nuances. Sarah truly seems to me like someone set apart, almost a "vessel of election." It is said, as I recall my history, that when Saint Louis IX, the King of France, went into battle his cry was "For God, For France, For Margaret!!!(his Queen)" I think our cry over the next four years as we go into battle can be "For God, For America, For Our Sarah!!!" We lost the election; we gained her!

God bless you all!!


techno said...

"A culture that does not aspire to be the DIVINE becomes obsessed with the fascination of EVIL, reveling in the FRIVOLOUS, the DEPRAVED, and the BESTIAL."

George Gilder, a high-tech guru and conservative who contributed to the development of supply-side economics and is in the forefront in advocating intelligent design and opposing the theory of evolution.

Tbone said...

Hi Brainus,
I agree with everything you said on Sarah's State of the State Address. I already have watched it three times. Sarah is all of the above and a wonderful leader.

techno said...

"The older and still prevalent conception of GOVERNMENT is bullying, is the breaking-in and subjugation of the subject to the God, king or LORDS OF THE COMMUNITY. Will-bending, the overcoming of the recalcitrant junior and inferior, was an essential process in the establishment of PRIMITIVE SOCIETIES..."

HG Wells: What Are We To Do With Our Lives? 1931

techno said...

Rush Limbaugh is going to comment today on Obama calling him out last week and suggesting strongly (if they know what is good for them) that the GOP in Congress must stop listening to Rush and 'get with the program' (Obama's agenda). Rush's program starts at 12 PM EST and runs for 3 hours. I can hardly wait.

Mountain Mama said...

Great quotes and ideas, Techno!

I'll try to find time to listen to Gov. Palin's speech, Brianus. It sure sounds inspiring!

TBone and Gelston:
Somehow I missed reading your earlier posts (#210 and #202) here, which are Sad (in that Obama is NOT GOD, and it's sick that the MSM treats him as such) and HILARIOUS (Ommmmm.... ). You two are terrific!

(Okay, help me out here:
Does "BlackieO" refer to Michelle Obama? If so: ack! Seems racist, guys....)

techno said...

To show you that I am not one-trick pony I am going to devote my attention to the Super Bowl. I know this is a blog devoted to Sarah Palin and conservatism but wouldn't it be great if Kurt Warner and the Arizona Cardinals won the Super Bowl. Wouldn't that be as incredible as Obama, who is friends with a domestic terrorist, a Palestinian who believes in the destruction of israel, a convicted felon, a religious leader who subscribes to Black Liberation theology, a Kenyan leader who has befriended radical Islam and believes in Marxism and once worked for an organization that is being investigated for voter fraud, becoming our 44th President.

In addition if Kurt Warner won the SB wouldn't he be the ideal candidate to take McCain out in 2010 in the Arizona Senate election.

Anyway to the SB: I have done a certain amount of research so I could discover if there were any indicators that determines success in the SB. But let me be clear to those who live in Las Vegas or are planning to bet on the game: I'm NOT going to tell you who's going to win the SB but I will hopefully point you in the right direction.

There are 5 factors which I took into account:
1)passer rating
2)passes attempted
3)rushing attempts
4)points scored
5)turnover outcome

NB:By the way, for those not all that conversant with these football terms I will explain what each term means.

Let me provide one fact regarding the SB:
1) Since the 1966 season there have been 42 SB's played.

First let me deal with the 'passer rating'. It is a complicated formula that simply measures a QB's ability to complete passes, to gain passing yards, to maximize the number of TD passes thrown while minimizing the number of interceptions thrown. The minimum passer rating is 0; the maximum is 158.3. Any rating over 100 is considered very good or excellent.

With this in mind let me inform you certain facts re: the PR:
1)only in 3 SB's out of 42 has the QB with the lower PR won the SB (1997-Denver vs GB, 2003-New England vs Carolina and 2005-Pittsburgh vs Seattle)
2)Only twice in the history of the SB has a QB attained a 100+ PR and lost the SB (1978-Roger Staubach and 2003 Jake Delhomme)
3)the lowest PR by a winning QB was turned in by Ben Roethlisberger in 2005 (22.6); the question one might ask is how is BR going to perform in this SB?
4)the highest PR among the two opposing QB's since the 2005 SB is 87 (Eli Manning last year).

My second indicator is pass attempts. What I have discovered is:

1)only in 8 SB's out of 41 has the team who has thrown the most passes won the game (in 1978 it was tied)

2)only twice in 42 SB's has a team thrown more than 40 passes and won (1999-SL Rams and 2003 NE Patriots)

3)no team has thrown 50 or more passes and won the SB

4) my third indicator is rushing attempts. What I have discovered is:

1)Only in 3SB's (1978, 1988,1999)out of 40 has the team with the fewer rushing attempts won the game (2 ties)

2)only 1 team in 42 SB's has had fewer than 24 attempts and won the SB (1999-SL Rams (13); this would make one think that if Arizona or Pittsburgh is to win the SB they should be prepared to run the ball at least 24 times.

3) no team that has rushed the ball 37 or more times has ever lost the SB.

5) my fourth indicator is points scored: here is what I have discovered:

1)only once in 42 SB's has a team not scored 16 or more points and won the SB (1972 (14); thus if I were to formulate a game plan I would instruct my team that we have to score at least 16 points to even have a chance to win the game.

2)no team has scored 32 or more points and lost the SB (84 teams in 42 SB's); it seems reasonable that a team should aspire to attain 32 or more points to assure themselves a SB victory.

5)My fifth indicator is the net turnover figure; how it is calculated is to determine how many interceptions a team has thrown and how many fumbles a team has lost and then compare it to the opposing team (eg let's say Arizona throws 2 interceptions and loses 1 fumble and Pittsburgh only throws 1 interception and has no fumbles then the net turnover figure is +2 in Pittsburgh's favor.) Let me tell you what I have discovered:

1) there have been 9 SB where the net turnover figure is 0; but out of 33 other SB's only 3 teams have won the SB with a NEGATIVE net figure (1970-Balt. Colts (-3),1979 Pittsburgh (-2) and 2005 Pittsburgh (-1). This is why you often hear football pundits emphasize that teams who turn the ball over tend to lose the SB.

The last indicator is time of possession for a team. Here is what I have discovered:

1)out of 42 SB's 31 SB winners had the ball more than 30 minutes; not an overwhelming figure (3/4)but telling

2)no team except for the 1999 Tennessee Titans has had the ball for more than 34 minutes and lost the SB. Thus if you control the ball for 34 or more minutes you have a high probability of winning the SB.

Some final thoughts:

1)only in 2 SB's has a team had more passing attempts and fewer rushing attempts than the opposing team and gone on to win the SB (1988-SF 49er's; 1999-SL Rams)

2) here is my list of the most unusual SB winners:

a)1970 Baltimore Colts over Dallas Cowboys-the Colts passer rating was only 52 and had a -3 TO figure

b)1988 SF 49'ers over Cincinnati Bengals--SF had MORE passing attempts, FEWER rushing attempts, an even TO figure and only had the ball for 27.2 minutes and still won the SB.

3)1999: SL Rams over Tennessee Titana--SL like the 1988 SF 49'ers had more passing attempts, fewer rushing attempts (a record low of 13 for a winner), a even TO figure and had the ball for a record low of 23.3 minutes and still won

4)2003:NE Patriots over Carolina Panthers-Tom Brady set a record of throwing 48 passes and the Patriots still won the SB; Jake Delhomme lost the SB even though his PR was 114 and he bested Brady (101).

5)2005: Pittsburgh Steelers over Seattle Seahawks--Ben Roethlisberger had a PR of a record low of 22.6 (winner) and had a TO figure of -1 and the Steelers still won the SB.

6)2007: NYG over NE Patriots where Eli Manning had a better PR than Brady (87-83).

Mountain Mama said...

Techno, you have successfully demolished all notions that yours are splintered skills!

(Btw, touche re. my long pro-life narrative. Sure hope Adam doesn't mind! ~gulp~)


How 'bout that Sarah Palin, eh?! She sure is a courageous politician!!!! I'm behind her all the way for 2012!!!!

(There! That oughta hold him....
heh heh)

techno said...

"They will make POLITICS their RELIGION in which anything goes for the cause."

Karl Marx

techno said...

Sarah has declared her intentions to run in 2012 by today setting up a political action committee (PAC).It is under:

NB: I found this over at Free Republic (FR)-could be a hoax but if it isn't this is great news.

techno said...

I believe in clarity. In the last week we have seen signs of how Obama will act and conduct himself as President and what agenda he intends to impose on America.

Now today I read in Red State (blog)an article that truly indicates for me why Rush Limbaugh and Sarah Palin may be the only hope we conservatives have to save America from a 'hostile takeover'.

This is from Bill:

Title: Is it just Me or Is Sarah Palin the Only Republican Making Sense Right Now?

"I was listening to Bill Bennett's radio program this morning and a caller...she asked a representative of Senator McConnell (Senate Minority leader)what the Republicans in the Senate were going to do to stop the socialist agenda that President Obama is pushing. His response was to say that Senator McConnell thinks that WE SHOULD TRY TO WORK WITH THE CURRENT ADMINISTRATION AT THIS TIME AND NOT TRY TO STOP IT.

So from our conservative journalists who have enjoyed a one night stand with Obama and are now gushing about how great he is, to our Republican senators and representatives not only rolling over and playing dead for Obama, but ROLLING OUT THE RED CARPET FOR HIM, a rabid wave of Obamamania has now also infected the GOP. The difference between Peggy Noonan and Chris Matthews is now reduced to the drool around Matthews' mouth. The difference between Mitch McConnell and Harry Reid has become the lack of a spine and the shape of their glasses.

"... She (SP) continues to safeguard her taxpaers by her prudent stewardship and tremendous political courage in taking on special interests and corruption. She champions less government and more personal responsbility at a time when people are expecting Obama to pay their mortgage and the government is on a fast track to own both the banking and health care industries through the new 'Yes We Can socislism brand."

... Now, we can't buy into the notion that for government to serve better, it must always spend more...simply increasing budgets every year, a common government practice, is no guarantee of success. More often, it's an incentive to failure. Good public policy is accountable for results, and focused on critical priorities.

... in a volatile economy, numbers are not fixed, but PRINCIPLES are...fiscal discipline, limited government, and responsible stewardship...with less revenue, we have an obligation to spend less money.

"It is a long road back to power for the GOP. That power, however, needs to serve a purpose. If it is more of the same mushy warmed over liberal policies of the Democrats then the GOP herd deserves to head into extinction. The conservatives of this country need to see this moment for the opportunity that it is to rebuild. Governor Sarah Palin gives us someone to build that new national movement around."

NB: And to repeat the quote from Thomas Mann:

"TOLERANCE becomes a crime when applied to evil."

Tbone said...

Sarah has a political action . Way to go Sarah.

Tbone said...

I agree. Sarah Palin is the only Republican in the country showing any leadership at all. Obama called out Rush on Friday because he knows the Republicans have no leadership at all in Washington. He is not worried about Mitch McConnell.

Tbone said...

I would hold off on donating to until it is 100% certain it is a Sarah commitee. You know how the media likes to make up stuff about Sarah.

12thMan said...

Since techno put it out there,


*-denotes that spectacular "win" in which Ben had the spectacular 20s rating, also with the following ACORN-approved events:

--D-Jack called for PI when Chris Hope was draped all over him, taking away a TD

--Sean Locklear gets called for holding Clark Haggans who was blatantly offsides

--Alan Faneca DOESN'T get called for holding Rocky Bernard on Willie Parker's 78-yard run

--Ben gets a Vinny Testaverde "touchdown", similar to Santonio Holmes' game-winner vs the Ravens this year

--and to top it all off, Lis' bro-in-law (Matt Hasselbeck) gets called for unnecessary roughness merely tackling Ike Taylor.

The one thing I hate about Rush is his Steeler fandom (I hope he's still not serious about trying to buy the Rams, then again I hope he is--two wins!). Must be oblivious to the fact that old man Rooney was out there gimping around in an Obama jersey, that it was HIS Steelers that returned the presidential curse, and of course Pittsburgh is right next door to all the dupes who re-elected Jack(ass) Murtha two years after basically abandoning one of their own (Swanny) in the gubernatorial race!

Not that the Cardinals winning would be perfect, because:

1)I can't deal with McCain bragging about the Cardinals winning, especially since he'd use that as to try to build up momentum for re-election in '10 (JD, Barry III? I hope someone's serious about beating him)

2)The next NFC West team to win the Super Bowl should, of course, be MY boys, the Boyz In Blue. But, in theory having the SB champion from the NFC West should silence all the lame "weak NFC West" cries (in theory).

3)All the whining that would follow over a 9-7 team winning the SB. Even worse, if not for a lousy playcall by Mike Martz it would be 8-8!

Rather see the Giants in there going for the repeat IN a repeat of the game they mauled the Steelers in back in October. Oh well, too bad Eli had to revert to the "less talented Manning brother".

It's wishful thinking knowing that the Cardinals have no offense outside Warner and Fitzgerald, and their defense can't hold the Steelers even if Hines Ward doesn't play, but..................


Lisa - Mother of Nine said...

Greta announced Sarah's PAC on her program tonight.

techno said...

"We have been boxed into a silo...we think that we have been getting our message out on right wing radio, Fox News, or Hot Air (blog site) not true...especially for Obama voters..."

John Ziegler commenting on the Zogby poll that he commissioned revealing the low IQ of Obama voters and how misinformed they are regarding conservatism and Sarah Palin

techno said...

"During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act."

George Orwell

Tbone said...

Thanks to the House Republicans and 11 Democrats for voting against the so called stimulus package. This bill is a spending bill of all the liberal programs of the last 15 years. If more american's knew what was in this bill. They would be outraged.Obama and his merry men are already overreaching. He has taken this country alot to the left in 10 days.

Tbone said...

The Alaska Dispatch had a couple of polls about Gov. Palin done by pollster Ivan Moore.
Memo to Hollis French.
67% of Alaskans say end Tasergate talk.
Only 21% say to continue.
Palin has a 63% favorable rating.
31% disapprove.

Mountain Mama said...

Great news about the high polls for Sarah Palin. I'm glad Alaskans appreciate her.

Yes, it's amazing how quickly Obambi and his Merry Progressives have moved to alter the moral landscape of America in so few days....

Any hope that the Senate will NOT pass this pseudo-stimulus plan?

M. Minnesota said...

The Republicans need to drill home THE FACT that the "Stimulus Bill" was rejected in Bi Partisan fashion in order to deflect the lie that Pelosi said she was trying to be Bi Partisain.

12thMan said...

"Tbone said...

Palin has a 63% favorable rating. 31% disapprove."

(s)WHAT? SP's approval ratings are nearly as high as The Messiah's? IMPOSSIBLE!!!!!!!! Why he's the best president since, well, ANYBODY!(/s)

On another note, a well-deserved thanks to conservative dem Walt Minnick (CDA, one of Sarah's old stomping grounds) for standing with the "Blue 11" and opposing this Porky Pig. Proof that Obama is NOT a Muslim or else he would have put the kibosh on it right away:)

Tbone said...

Mountain Mama,
No I am afraid the stimulus or liberal spending plan will pass the Senate. They will pick off a liberal or moderate Republican.
A new Rasmussen Poll shows that
42% approve stimulus bill
39% disapprove stimulus bill

techno said...

I am a fan of the miniseries North and South with Patrick Swayze (Orry Main) and James Read (George Hazzard). Here is a short dialogue from the series that I will invoke as my quote of the day. But first let me set the stage.

Orry, a southerner, has gone up north to Pennsylvania to see his long-time friend, George, to pay back a loan and to see his friend one last time before the potential war begins between the North and the South (Civil War).

After their get-together George takes Orry to the train station and while waiting for the train that will take Orry away they start talking about the past and the future.

While absorbing the dialogue think of the 2008 election.

Orry: "George, can you see anything we could have done to stop all this?"

George: "I don't know...I think we had our chance somewhere along the line and we missed it..."

Orry:"Or threw it away."

Mountain Mama said...

It really is NOT the politicians' fault: they only do as their constituents dictate, so as to preserve their careers.

Americans are flat-out to blame for this mess. We want to spend as we please, and forget saving----and we expect our politicians to be just conniving enough to avoid committing criminal acts, but yet to pull off whatever it takes to keep us in our chosen, consumerist lifestyles.

We are getting the behaviors we have tolerated... make that, demanded.

Anyway, our children will never be able to dig their way out of this economic hole----and I believe they'll become extremely cold about trimming the "fat" from their expenses: namely, they'll support the euthanasia (yes, really!) of us Future Old Folks, so they don't have to pay our ever-mounting medical bills.

My hope is that they don't also try to "off" the disabled----but my fear is that, since our culture has so flippantly tossed most religious belief (now considered "mentally ill," remember), the adults of the future will find a way to justify euthanizing disabled human beings, as well as the elderly.

SO! Let's pray this doesn't happen! We truly need a REVIVAL!

Meanwhile, as this economy continues to tank, perhaps politicians will finally take a look at the ONLY (and I mean that) tax reform that truly CAN pull us out of this mess:

The Automated Payment Transaction ("APT") tax reform.
See for more information.

PLEASE PRAY that we Americans can somehow find out about this terrific reform, and we can FORCE our politicians to enact it SOON!

(See, politicans are loathe to conduct tax REAL reform, because politicians derive LOADS of power from holding the tax code over our heads....)

PRAY, Palinistas!

Mountain Mama said...

P.S. The APT tax reform MUST be enacted purely, in order to work.
It was created by an economist, Dr. Edgar Feige, of U of WI. He works internationally with "underground economics:" the black market and cash flow issues.

The concept is great: if everyone pitches in and pays a little bit of tax, then everyone's taxes will be kept LOW.

The APT tax will cover the expenses that currently hundreds of different taxes pay, so those taxes can be eliminated, and the IRS can be greatly diminished, cutting back on its cost, too.

The APT tax is collected automatically at every transaction----just as sales taxes are----so there's NO filling out forms and NO "tax time" to dread.

The APT tax is only 3 cents on both sides of every $10 transaction. That means a family that makes only $50,000/year could pay as little as $450/year in TOTAL TAXES!

So the APT is VERY LOW, FAIR, and easily collected!

Here's another key benefit: even the rich come out ahead with this reform, because they no longer must pay accountants and lawyers millions of dollars to "shelter" (ie. hide) their income.

Finally, people overseas who buy our stocks or dollars will help us pay our taxes. Yet it's so low, it will NOT hurt the stock market (the fees there are already outrageous).

Brazil added this tax on top of their other taxes, and they're raking in the money----but longterm, that will hurt their economy; they need to trim back those other taxes, to keep things humming along.

PRAY we Americans learn about this reform, and force the politicians to enact it----and save our economy.

Mountain Mama said...

Just heard some terrific news:
The APT reform is going to be reviewed seriously by the legislators of a large state, next month! I'll keep you all posted.....
If you want low, fair taxes, you will pray hard that this goes through there, and then other states pick it up, eventually even the USA in toto.

Brianus Berkleianus said...

Hi, Everyone,

Mountain Mama, thank you for your grim, but, I fear, all-too-likely prognostications about the beast of euthanasia that is looming on our national horizon. The wind which several generations have sown with their promotion of, or at least toleration of, abortion, will become the whirlwind of their reaping when a younger generation seizes on their perverted "principles," and turns on them with euthanasia. If we can kill for convenience at the beginning of life, why not at the end? The economist Ben Stein, on the Glen Beck show today, made a concise, perceptive remark. He said, "We have an awful lot of people in this country who feel no connection with their fellow man except as a looting opportunity." He said further, "There is very little communication or connection between man and man." I think he has put his finger on a kind of anti-Gospel that has gained a spiritual grip on a segment of our society. It is the antithesis of the commandment, "Love thy neighbor." Here again I believe that our Sarah provides not only doctrinal medicine for the malady, but the powerful curative of a personal exemplar. I have read testimonies of citizens who attended her rallies during last year's campaign. They say that the light that shines from her eyes, from her being, a light that I have perceived even on television (I have called it the "diaphanous" illumination in her wonderful eyes)--they say that this light is even more in evidence when you behold her in person. I believe she really "gave a damn" about the people who came to see her at those rallies; I believe she really cares about her fellow man. There is no faking the spirit that emanates from her soul; it is not cosmetic, it is cosmic, it I may so express it. So, I believe that Sarah is the leader we need now, both for her theoretical doctrine and for the vital example she provides of teaching lived and put into practice every day. I think we can support her in so many ways, from financial contributions, to politco-economic tracts and position papers, to the simple, but spiritually powerful, act of following her example and doing something for our neighbor. Let us thank God for the life and example of this courageous, noble, beautiful lady!

God bless you all!

Brianus (PS: Mountain Mama, thanks too for your information on the aptly acronymed APT tax!)

Mountain Mama said...

Dear Brianus:

You are a true Sir Lancelot!

I agree that Sarah Palin's eyes shone during the campaign. I am concerned, as I wrote earlier, that her eyes seemedshe very tired in the interview she gave recently on Glenn Beck's first show. My prayer is that nothing particularly horrible had ensued in her life, that her eyes were dry from the wind near that lake, or she was tired only from her work, or from helping her new grandson thrive (smile).

Whatever else anyone might think about Sarah Palin, everyone should acknowledge that she is an extremely positive person, capable of smiling bravely despite enduring surreal amounts of criticism and slander. How could anyone fail to honor such courage? Keep praying for her and her family, Palinistas!

techno said...

"To win in politics and war you must be willing to acknowledge both your STRENGTHS and WEAKNESSES, and those of your opponent. It is never easy to look reality in the face. But unless leaders are willing to do so, they will never win. What's more, they will lose."

Caroline Glick, journalist Sept. 5/08

Tbone said...

Hi Palinista's,
Here is Rasmussen poll from this week on Sarah Palin's national favorables. I think they are good news.
Overall 52/46
Republicans 84%/15%
Democrats 18%/79%
The good news on this poll shows is that In dependents have change their view alot on Gov. Palin since Nov. 4. This shows that she is electable as a President. Indies decide elections. Sarah this would need to close the deal showing that she is Presidential.
Also in that Rasmussen poll showed this.
That 55% of Republicans feel that their party should be more like Palin.
That 46% of Independents feel that the Republican Party should be like Palin.

Lisa - Mother of Nine said...

Hello. I've been reading off and on as I can. It's all interesting and I'm glad I can still find you. No additional comments.

M. Minnesota said...

Yes Mountain Momma we need to pray at all times for everything, especially Sarah Palin and her Family!! Tonight she will be in Washington at the Alfalfa Dinner. Pray for her!! IMHO SHE IS the "Narnia" canidate. I'm pushing 50 and I have NEVER, EVER seen anyone like her! And I have been heavily involved in politics since Jr. High.

Different subject, I was wondering if anyone would know what the musical score was that they played when Gov. our Sarah Palin walked into that basketball arena in Ohio. It was perfect music for her entrance!!! I would like to get a copy of it. They should have played it in St. Paul when they introduced her at the Convention.


Brianus Berkleianus said...

Hi, Everyone,

Mountain Mama, thank you very much for the compliment!

M. Minnesota, if you are referring to 29 August, when Sen. McCain introduced Sarah as his running mate in Dayton, Ohio, I believe the music was the theme from the movie "Rudy." In any case, I agree that the music was stirring and triumphal!! I have watched that introduction many times, and the music is one of the many reasons why!! I agree that they might have used it to introduce her speech on 3 Sept. at the convention; however, I do believe the theme was played either afterwards, or the next day, after McCain's speech. I would have to check, but I am almost certain I did hear it again at the convention.

It is so suitable, because, in spite of the temporary setback of 4 Nov., that day in late August was a triumph, the beginning of a new, fresh, vigorous, FREE era in American politics.

SARAH 2012!!!

God bless you all,


M. Minnesota said...

THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The Music that was played for Gov. Palin that beautiful, wonderful Friday Morning in August was the Song "Take us out" from the Rudy Movie Soundtrack!!!! I can't thank you enough for directing me to that Soundtrack!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We also need to pray for our Country!! There is a Senator Deggs from NH I think who Obama is trying to woo or is already wooed to go to the Commerce Department.NH has a Democrat Gov. This would give the Democrats total control of the Senate. I don't know if this is assuming Coleman wins or loses in Minnesota.

techno said...

"Trying to reason with the (media) pack is like trying to have a coherent conversation with a schizophrenic..."

Kirsten Powers Sept. 25/08

Mountain Mama said...

... And yet, Kirsten remains basically a liberal. OOPS! A progressive.
(Big diff.----not)

Good heavens, between Huckabee's using his show for shameless self-promotion, and Obama's now owning the power of the incumbent----then throw in the pack of politicians who wait salivating in the wings----and you have one major mess of opponents for Sarah to overcome for this next presidential election.
So doesn't she need more than her book to get her message and character in front of the public regularly enough, Palinistas?

I crave a Palin TV show!----something as utterly unique as she is, something more conversational and warm than Your Basic Pundits' Forum.


Brianus Berkleianus said...

M. Minnesota, you are most welcome!!

Mountain Mama, yes, I too would love to see a Sarah TV show make its appearance. I think it would indeed be sui generis, as is our Sarah herself.

Oremus pro Sara nostra!!!


techno said...

"The typical politician is a 'merchant of delusions', a pumper-up of popular fears and rages."

H.L. Mencken

Mountain Mama said...

Ack! Techno, aren't you able to sleep? 4:05 a.m.!
(But a great quote, as usual, nonetheless....)

Tbone said...

Hi everyone. The A.P. still wont admit that they misrepresented what Gov. Palin was doing in D.C. this weekend. Gov. Palin once back in Alaska stated she was against the stimulus package as is. Saying it added to much to the national debt. She has spoken out in the last 6 weeks that it is to much spending in the bill.

techno said...

Normally I only contribute one quote a day but I have stumbled across a story in Free Republic that I would like to make the readers of this blog privy to.

Ths subject matter is abortion.

Let me clear in the interest of full disclosure I am a pro-life male but honestly have not up to now any interest in contributing to the divergent views expressed here. Abortion to me is a private matter; I am just not fanatical on the subject but I have always believed not enough attention is paid to the source of the 'abortion question'-that is the sexual appetites and the modern amorality of men-and far too much attention is paid to the procedure itself and the women left behind to decide how to resolve the situation: abortion or bringing the pregnancy to full-term.

The quote I am to relate is not mine but offered as my contribution to the discussion and how I perceive the issue in terms of where I believe the focus should be placed.

"Abortion is sure took the pressure off of me, a guy, interested in sex...I truly wish I had had this conviction way back then (while paying for multiple abortions for girlfriends from indulging in a drug-fueled, free-love lifestyle)...when I was only concerned about me and the selfish inconvenience of the day...but I didn't want to know. I didn't want to think about it. It was inconvenient to think about it.

Volumes of entire culture has been itself has been cheapened...we are told to have sex any time we feel the urge. Condoms are handed out in grade schools. Promiscuity is not only condoned, its tacitly encouraged...that inconvenient fetus can be surgically ripped from its uterine moorings, ground up and tossed into the trash like so much garbage.

Problem solved, and the mother can resume her egocentric lifestyle. But the scars on that woman's soul will never quite heal.

I'm a man, but I've got them on mine."

Gary Graham, actor

laurence said...

Mountain Mama – Sorry it took so long for me to reply back. Thanks for your carefully thought out response. Basically I have the following to say regarding your post:
1) I have no problem with woman getting more information regarding any birth control method – even alternatives to abortion. It’s the woman’s right to choose what method works best for her and she should have as much information to make her decision as is available. I know that the anti-choice movement has coop-ed to language of the woman’s movement in an effort to make false claims about the damage to a woman both physically and mentally from abortion but this argument is highly controversial at best. Never-the-less I am in favor of anyone seeking an abortion to hear all sides of the argument.
2) The woman that I know who have had abortions have no miss-giving’s about their choice and would make it again if necessary.
3) All of the woman I know are career / professional woman, well educated and capable of making their own decisions and capable of supporting herself. If the men in their lives told them that they HAD to get an abortion “or else” the woman in question would kick that man out of her life. It’s the woman’s right to chose what she does with her body and no man has any power over them to force them to get an abortion.
4) Sex is not immoral. It is one of the great gifts of life and should be enjoyed by both men and woman. It’s not just about making babies.
5) I feel one of the most pressing issues of our time is the destruction of our environment – the planet is under great stress due to over-population – the most important issue is global birth-control to achieve zero or negative population growth. Therefore I feel it is immoral for any couple to have more than 2 children at the most. Therefore birth control in all forms is the moral choice.

PS Techno – this post address your post on this subject as well.

M. Minnesota said...

Mountain Mama,
I think that one of the best courses (including national ones) of action for Gov. Palin to make is to concentrate on is to stay focused on doing what is good and right for the people of Alaska. I like you, try and scour daily to see if there might be a new snippet of Palin video somewhere. But I think something like television show or something like it may be to much.
The reason I say that is remember how long the election felt BEFORE Palin was selected? It was unberable not only for the length of it, but for the reason hardly anyone was really debating the issues.
In reality I think that the 2008 Presidental election offically began to have real chance at dialouge around 2 to 3 a.m. August 28th 2008 on this very blog. Take away all the utter, utter garbage that the MSM tried to throw at Sarah and her family; the election was exciting and fairly quick.

Even though Sarah Palin has excellent T.V. and communication skills, I think she just really wants to get things done for people. A T.V. show in the minds of many would seem like a long extention of the 2008 selection ooops!!! uh, I meant election.

Sarah has put out SarahPAC and that is encouraging. But a PAC also says to the canidates backers, "the ball is in your court." People who truly want Sarah to run in 2012 will try and set the table for her in 2010 in terms of how the congress looks like. I understood why some people might have sat on thier hands because they had a rino or a rino wannabe in 2006, but they should have contributed to a conservative canidate elswhere in the United States. In 2006 I was asking what type of Congress do you want Hillary to inherit? At the time I thought it would be her.

So the people who want to have Sarah Run 2012 will have to pull up thier sleeves find and/or support true conservative canidates in thier area and if none can be found find another canidate to support in another area of your state or Country.
I don't think any Rebuplican is going to declare until after the mid term elections.

Mountain Mama said...

Thank you, Techno, for posting that marvelous Gary Graham quote. You both are dears with tender hearts.

Laurence, thank you for writing calmly about this divisive issue, abortion. The State has the right to review and restrict whatever acts end human lives, especially of the innocent: murder. Abortion certainly terminates the lives of innocent unborn children: murder.

You are naive and ignorant, Laurence, to believe that pro-lifers are imagining the damage many women experience subsequent to having abortions. Not only are the physical dangers largely ignored by pro-choicers (abortion is far more dangerous than admitted), but many women experience terrible regret and anguish after abortion.

I have a friend who had several abortions. She is a professional woman, yet she did experience psychological pressure from her boyfriends: it doesn't have to be physical abuse, L.! She eventually became devoted to God, and felt horrified about her abortions. She believes she'll meet her children someday in heaven, and prays they have forgiven her (I'm sure they have: forgiveness abounds in heaven). She has testified before CONGRESS about the damages abortion brings to mothers.

Btw, it's interesting that you are willing to restrict the CHOICE of parents who want to create large, loving families, Laurence. Yes, we are called by God to be careful stewards of the earth----but you don't really want to support the type of 1- or 2-child HELL that China has, right?

M. Minnesota, you're completely correct: this past presidential election seemed unending! Thank you for your astute analysis.

However, Sarah Palin needs a reliable way to present herself and her views, since the MSM won't play fair.

SO, here's my new idea:

How about if Sarah Palin simply places a webcam in her office (at home or at work, who cares?!) and speaks to her supporters a few times per week? They could sign up as subscribers, so as to pay for expenses AND support her as a future candidate.

The "Sarah Chat" could be as freestyle as she needs it to be: she could answer questions gathered via email, express her views about current issues, or just spend time with her supporters.

This would be a new and exciting way to raise funds! < I > would subscribe; wouldn't YOU!?

(Would someone please call her office and pitch this A.S.A.P.?----maybe YOU, Brianus, since you're her pet pen pal----you LUCK!)

P.S. Good to hear from you, Lisa! How are The Nine you mother? Are you getting ribbed of late because of the Mother of 14?

Tbone said...

Mountain Mama,
Sarah has done really well post election. Her support among independents nationally has skyrocketed according to a Rasmussen poll released last week. The best thing Sarah can do is run the state of Alaska while versing herself on federal issues. I hope Sarah goes to CPAC to keep her base of support excited. Sarah needs to stay out of the national public eye right now.That is why she did well not to grant any interviews in Washington. While in Washington Sarah made friens with Fred Malek,one of the most important GOP finanical movers and shakers. Palin has an army to help fight back smears. One site that is very committed to that is a blog named Conservatives for Palin.
Sarah needs to Govern Alaska and stay out of the news except for CPAC.

laurence said...

Mountain Mama – I know we don’t agree and I’ll not try to change your mind. The medical procedure known as abortion is legal. It is not murder. And that is not likely to change. Abortion is safe and many many women have had the procedure and will continue to have the procedure with no ill physical or mental side effects. Some women likely do regret it. Some women regret the tattoos they get, career or relationship, or other decisions they make. People should be careful to consider all of the ramifications of any decision. But they should be able to make their own decisions without the government telling them what to do. By the way, I do not advocate that the government make laws dictating the number of children that a family can have. I am not in favor of the government interfering in the personal or sexual life of the people of this free country. I just said I believe it is immoral to have more than 2 children. It’s a personal matter. I am in favor of education and planned parenthood so that people can make informed decisions effecting their personal well being and the well being of the planet. It’s interesting to me that conservatives are so interested in government intrusion into the personal lives of woman. And that they do so on the claim of caring for the “unborn”. Yet as soon as the child is born they want nothing to do with that baby. Not enough food to feed the child – don’t go looking for a handout, poor or no health services for the child. Oh well. Poor or no decent schooling for the child. Too bad. Conservatives only care about the unborn child not the living breathing child.

Gelston said...

food on the table.
a roof over your head.
health insurance.
Yup. my father did all those things for me

I saw an interesting line. if it came from this site forgive me. it commented on Mr. Obama's orders to allow abortions outside this country with US tax dollars.
The line was that in one week Obama has killed more humans than Bush killed in 8 years.
No sane person could disagree with that.

I am trying to post on the brickyard. forgive me for being here.

In memory of the 50th anniversary of Buddy Holly's death.

Mountain Mama said...

Laurence, just because something is (currently) legal doesn't mean it's moral, ethical, or not murder---right? I mean, remember Germany in the 1930's?

And wanting to restrict abortion (murder) doesn't mean "intruding into women's lives" as much as SAVING OTHER PEOPLE'S LIVES----ie. those of the unborn! If they are human, they have civil rights----and yet, they have (obviously) NO voice to speak for themselves!

"Who will speak up for the little ones, helpless and half-abandoned?"
Phil Keaggy

Finally, Laurence, most of the hospitals and schools in this nation were initiated and sustained by VERY caring conservative, religious folk, including (btw) Hah-vahd.

Also, more conservatives give to charity than do liberals!!!!!!!!
They attend church more regularly and tithe 10% of their gross income, to make sure that the poor ARE fed and clothed here and abroad.

Conservatives more frequently volunteer and TITHE their time and energy to build homes for the poor (such as Habitat for Humanity), help people learn new languages, volunteer more in schools, and mentor youth so they can excel and succeed.

It's just an old LIE that conservatives only care about the unborn, but don't give a hang about born children. The FACTS prove otherwise: WE CARE, and we use our money and time to demonstrate our values----not just talk.

Talk is cheap; try tithing. You will certainly learn to budget, and to live with less so that others in need can have SOMETHING! And it sure beats the forced compliance of socialism.....

Mountain Mama said...

Gelston, what gives? Why are you apologizing for posting here? Your posts are ALWAYS great, I think.

Also, re. your newest post----
"The line was that in one week Obama has killed more humans than Bush killed in 8 years."----
I remember reading something vaguely like that YEARS ago, when Clinton was in office, but I haven't seen that in the last few days, re. Obama. It's probably true; ack! Thanks for posting it.

(Please post everywhere, dear Knowitall!)

Gelston said...

Mountain Mama,
My comment about posting here sounded more helpless than it was intended to be.

I was referring to posting on "Draft Sarah Palin" vs "the Brickyard".
I am trying to post more on the brickyard since adam seems to have moved there. His last entry here was two months ago... which means we have been looking at susan's insurance ad for all that time.

I seem to have a bit less to say lately which may reflect other goings-on in my life.
I don't care to become someone who whines all the time about how much I dislike Mr. Obama.
I can tell you right now that this is going to be worse than I feared. This man is a joke. Other countries will run circles around "him" - Which means "us".

I think Sarah, or her new handlers are playing this brillantly. Get back to work and accomplish more in Alaska than Obama does in Washington, DC.

Lastly, I wish laurence would go away or discuss another topic.
I grew up in Massachusetts with too many non-Christians like him. But he has impressed me with his manners.

techno said...

"Never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force, never yield to the apparently overwhelmingly might of the enemy." Winston Churchill

(My response to David Vitter saying his Senate colleagues are worried about Obama's high poll numbers.)

techno said...

"It is not the few who rule the world. It is the MASSES; the ignorant, emotional, volatile, superstitious masses who rule the world. It is they who choose the few SUPREME persons who manage or mismanage the world affairs..." Havelock Ellis, Preface to Women and the New Race by Margaret Sanger 1920

NB: an argument why an elitist politician who develops a cult-like following succeeds

techno said...

a quote on INCOMPETENCY:

"It's like when your daughter has a boyfriend and she comes to you (father) and tells you she is thinking of breaking up with him. As a father you are elated because you know he is a big fat loser. After reflection your daughter decides to work it out with him and you feel like pulling your hair out because of the damage the boyfriend is doing to destroy family unity and create unneeded stress."

quoted on WGR 550 (Buffalo, NY) commenting on the Buffalo Bills retaining Dick Jauron, who many Buffalo sports pundits claim is totally incompetent and is driving the fans crazy

NB: This quote could also apply to the perception of McCain as well flirting his conservatism with the Republican base and then abandoning it soon after and continuing the same cycle consistently.

techno said...

"Every aristocratic morality springs from a triumphant affirmation of its own demands."


Mountain Mama said...

Techno, I love reading your fave-rave quotes. I can't STAND anything Margaret Sanger wrote; she was SO sick and racist.

Mountain Mama said...

Isn't this the TRUTH, though!?

Obama's Victory--A British view
An editorial from the London Daily Mail: Obama's Victory

A victory for the hysterical Oprah Winfrey, the mad racist preacher Jeremiah Wright, the mainstream media who abandoned any sense of objectivity long ago, Europeans who despise America largely because they depend on her, comics who claim to be dangerous and fearless but would not dare attack genuinely powerful special interest groups. A victory for Obama-worshippers everywhere.
A victory for the cult of the cult. A man who has done little with his life but has written about his achievements as if he had found the cure for cancer in between winning a marathon and building a nuclear reactor with his teeth. Victory for style over substance, hyperbole over history, rabble-raising over reality.

A victory for Hollywood, the most dysfunctional community in the world. Victory for Streisand, Spielberg, Soros and Sarandon. Victory for those who prefer welfare to will and interference to independence. For those who settle for group think and herd mentality rather than those who fight for individual initiative and the right to be out of step with meager political fashion.

Victory for a man who is no friend of freedom. He and his people have already stated that media has to be controlled so as to be balanced, without realizing the extraordinary irony within that statement. Like most liberal zealots, the Obama worshippers constantly speak of Fox and Limbaugh, when the vast bulk of television stations and newspapers are drastically liberal and anti-conservative. Senior Democrat Chuck Schumer said that just as pornography should be censored, so should talk radio. In other words, one of the few free and open means of popular expression may well be cornered and beaten by bullies who even in triumph cannot tolerate any criticism and opposition.

A victory for those who believe the state is better qualified to raise children than the family, for those who prefer teachers' unions to teaching and for those who are naively convinced that if the West is sufficiently weak towards its enemies, war and terror will dissolve as quickly as the tears on t he face of a leftist celebrity.

A victory for social democracy even after most of Europe has come to the painful conclusion that social democracy leads to mediocrity, failure, unemployment, inflation, higher taxes and economic stagnation. A victory for intrusive lawyers, banal sentimentalists, social extremists and urban snobs.

Congratulations, America! God help you!

techno said...

"Crisis is the most effective way a political party has to manage a situation."

Rush Limbaugh

NB: over at Hot Air under 'NYT: Obama Thanked Collins...patiotism' on page 4 I have listed 10 proposals for the GOP to reclaim the WH and its mantle as the majority party.

techno said...

A man (or woman) is known by the company he keeps."

Aesop's Fables

Lisa - Mother of Nine said...

Hi Mountain Mama. Good post - ie Obama's Victory--A British view. Very interesting. I will put it on my blog as well.
I haven't had any time to post anything anywhere lately. Running this restaurant these last two months has certainly been a learning experience.

M. Mama - you asked about my nine kids. Hmmm...should I answer truthfully or make something up like an Obamican....

It's been really really hard with all the kids. The four that I have had legal custody of for 13 years...well. Wow. They are all teenagers or young adults now.
And to be honest - it feels like all my work these last few years has gone for naught. The two oldest have returned to their birth family and the lifestyle they were rescued from by social services.

Give me five years. I might be able to figure it all out when I can look back in retrospect. But for now, I think I'm only a mother of seven or even maybe six soon. Might have to ask Social Services to take the fifteen-year-old.

I can't seem to teach them to work hard and stay honest. There's a lot to think about in all that has happened. A real sociology lesson.

Need time to think it all through...

Mountain Mama said...

Oh, you dear sweetie, Lisa! It is so taxing to operate a restaurant; our former next-door neighbor did so. His life was never his own anymore, and he basically lived in his cafe.... You are probably swamped and exhausted. (I hope the business is doing well, at least!?)

Also, I am so sorry about your troubles with your children. Nothing hurts parents more than when our children wound us. Most of us have a few "Prodigals," who fail to appreciate the hard work we put into parenting.

<< I can't seem to teach them to work hard and stay honest. >>

Yep! Some kids these days just don't seem to want to work hard, and there's a reason that corporations are suddenly having to teach "ethics!"

Not to mention that the world totally changed with the influx of drugs and the Pill. Our children and grandchildren face enormous societal pressures with which we never had to contend. Unfortunately, as the economy continues to fall apart (worsened by the "stimulus package"), families will experience more stress than ever.

THE BEST thing we can do (and you sure tried, Lisa) is to help our children come to know the Lord, to have a deep, intimate, REAL relationship directly with G-d. Encouraging family prayers every single night together is one way to build character and selflessness, too: praying for others helps US grow!

But troubles still come into believers' lives. As Dr. Charles Stanley said on his show yesterday,
"Disappointment is inevitable.
Discouragement is a choice."

So we can all try to nurture HOPE, trusting that G-d IS in control, ultimately, and WILL work everything out for the good for people who love G-d and try to serve G-d with righteousness.

You hang in there, okay, Lisa? Our family prayed for you and your family tonight, and we hope the best blessings come for you (and for ALL Palinistas!).

techno said...

"Man has no instinct for self-preservation."

Ayn Rand Atlas Shrugged

techno said...

"Whatever crushes individuality is despotism, whatever name it is called."

John Stuart Mill

NB: a few days ago Senator Mary Landrieu of Louisiana commented that the passage of the stimulus bill was a sign that the era of the individual empowerment and achievement is over with the era of big government and collectivism being ushered in.

Mountain Mama said...

NB: a few days ago Senator Mary Landrieu of Louisiana commented that the passage of the stimulus bill was a sign that the era of the individual empowerment and achievement is over with the era of big government and collectivism being ushered in.

You are KIDDING! She actually SAID THAT!? I thought liberals tried to HIDE it when they promoted "big gov't"----but to admit now that they really do believe that it's GOOD to end individual achievement: good Lord....
This has been a monumentally depressing week.
Why aren't Americans rallying at their state capitol buildings EVERY DAY, to get this "stimulus package" radically reduced and changed into something NOT full of pork!?
It's as though we've lost our will to fight evil.... Scary!

Mountain Mama said...

PALINISTAS! Get this word out about Obama, okay?

I lived for years in Hyde Park.

I just heard from a 100% reliable source there that several doctors have recently resigned from the U. of Chicago's Hospitals----primarily because of a policy endorsed by MICHELLE OBAMA.

The doctors vehemently dislike the methods (practiced in the hospital, ways which she has endorsed) used to keep OUT of the E.R. as many poor people as possible----and the doctors who resigned believe that the effect of these methods is the most dangerous to the human health policy imaginable, and they want no part of it.

She's also a thorough snob, who has said, "I don't want to live by 'those people' anymore" (ie. the middle class! Nurses, respiratory therapists, etc.!), so it's hilarious when the Obamas act as though they care about the middle class or the poor: they do NOT care....
I can't stand it.
(Sounds like Charlie Brown, I realize....)

Please get this information out to the public, Palinistas! Thanks!

12thMan said...

Mama, it was a year ago this past Monday that we had the "honor" of Michelle Ma Belle gracing us with her presence.............because Barry was too good to come here. Of course he was probably stuck at SeaTac having a quick cram session as to where Hanford is. Of course Miss Priss had to be at the Fox at $2000 a plate instead of hanging out with the "lowly commoners". You could tell Sarah was clearly uncomfortable being set up as the "RNC doll", while poor Michelle could barely afford earrings with her stimulus check!

You also wonder why people don't fight this. Well, keep in mind my formerly conservative area (which will be completely taken over by libs in five years time) went totally in the tank for Obama and Chris Gregoire when they KNEW what was in store for them. People secretly love being treated like crap.

On a lighter note, you gotta go to Mark Levin's site and download Monday's show. Fast forward to the third hour, where he rips on the "Obamacon" the whole time. It's hilarious, though I'm on about my fourth listen and I'm surprised he didn't hit Barry when he said that Tim Geithner would explain the stimulus in great detail tomorrow, then he didn't and the stock market tanked 5%.

And last but not least,


techno said...

"No single individual can have an impact on the vast course of history."

Willa Cather , author c 1910

Mountain Mama said...

Yeah, well, dear Willa was often sad....

Jesus the Christ has had the supreme effect on the course of the history of humanity. Even non-Christians acknowledge this truth.

Willa has it backwards: ALL of us effect the course of humanity's history on earth.

We rarely discern our own impact on history. Truly, each of us plays a unique and intrinsic role.

We are each created and cherished by a loving Creator, Who wants us to participate in history according to the purpose given us.

techno said...

"Every military defeat can be explained by two words: too late...too late in anticipating danger, too late in preparing for it, too late in taking action."

attributed to General Douglas MacArthur by George Will

NB: change military to political or ideological and I think the quote applies to the advance of socialism in America.

Gelston said...

these are the 7 dems that voted against the stimulous bill:

Defazio, Oregon
Minnick, Idaho
Collin Peterson, Minnesota
Heath Schuler, North Carolina
Gene Taylor, Mississippi
Bobbie Bright, Alabama
Parker Griffith, Alabama

I am grateful to them.

techno said...

Since this is Valentine's Day I will submit a quote on the subject of LOVE, but I want everybody to know that I am still single-minded in wanting to see Obama get taken out in 2012.

"Nothing so delights a lover as the loved one's pleasure..."

from the novel A Many Splendoured Thing by Han Suyin

Gelston said...

defazio of Orygun voted against the bill because it is too small. I withdraw my gratitude to him.

""DeFazio is a stalwart liberal and member of the Progressive Caucus. Why would he vote against the bill his party and president backed so strongly?

As DeFazio explained following the vote, he believed in the bill's education and transportation goals -- though he has long decried the stimulus' shortchanging of infrastructure relative to highways. "I couldn't justify borrowing money for tax cuts," he said. Tax breaks make up more than 35% of the final stimulus bill.

"Come on, school construction?" he asked, visibly frustrated that money for that goal had been"" removed from the bill

M. Minnesota said...

Thanks for listing the Seven Democrats. I tried to no avail, to find video for Collin Peterson regarding his vote on the bill. You would think that these seven Democrats would want to appear as a group before a camera to make a statement.

Mountain Mama said...

Thanks, Gelston, for posting this re. the Dems. However, no doubt the Dem. party ALLOWED the Dems who live in conservative areas (such as Walt Minnick here in Idaho) seemingly to "reject" the bill, just as the Republican leaders probably did with the PA and Maine Senators. Hanging onto those seats is more important to the respective parties than is receiving a 100% vote along party lines.

The pressures are enormous on these politicians to vote according to their party's goals; very, very few actually vote according to their own principles. Meanwhile, these parties mislead the public, erode the public's trust in their government, ruin the USA's economy, and endanger our lives by failing to spend money on what will actually protect our borders and citizens.


Well, Happy Saint Valentine's Day, everyone! We're sending our love also to the family of Governor Palin: GOD BLESS, KEEP, AND PROTECT YOU!

techno said...

"All the particular tragedy that occurs in the course of world history is a sacrifice of the particular for the universal."

Georg Hegel

12thMan said...

Mama, I have reason to believe in Walt Minnick (at least on this issue, I'd STILL much rather have Sali) because he's actually RUN a business, unlike about 95% of these genius rat congressmen. Since that district also includes CDA, we tend to follow him as well as CMR up here in the Lilac City.

Now somebody like Heath Shuler on the other hand, who had to go crying to Pelosi and ask her if he could vote no on it. That's just being a damn weasel. I'd be suspicious of his no-vote. Taylor as well, since I remember him joining in the attack-Bush uproar after Katrina.

techno said...

"Don't you find it strange that when you're young, we're taught certain beliefs which we hold sacred? Then one day something happens that shatters all those beliefs?"

Once Upon a Time in China II (1992) a Hong Kong movie

techno said...

"...and that a dangerous ambition more often lurks behind the specious mask of zeal for the rights of the people than under the forbidden appearance of zeal for the firmness and efficiency of government."

Alexander Hamilton Federalist Papers

Mountain Mama said...

I'm still reading all of your neat quotes, Techno. Thank you for posting them!

Gelston said...

I agree with mountain mama, techno. I look for your quotes every day. Thank you for educating us.

techno said...

"Religion is the foremost of the political institutions in America."

Alexis de Tocqueville

techno said...

"Because liberalism is the most gutless choice you can make. Liberalism's following a cult figure...a just have to think in a way that makes yourself feel good."

Rush Limbaugh

techno said...

"The left, media, and RINO's seem to fear Palin the way Dracula fears sunlight."

Hot Air blogger 'bullseye'

techno said...

"The more militant the energies are directed toward one objective the more will NEW RECRUITS join the movement, attracted by the magnetism of its unified action."

Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf

techno said...

"Every human being is motivated primarily by self-interest."

Adam Smith, author of Wealth of Nations

techno said...

"Whites must acknowledge historical racism to show themselves redeemed by it, but once they acknowledge it, they lose moral authority over everything having to do with race, equality, social justice, poverty, and so on. The authority they lose transfers to the 'victims' of historical racism and becomes their great power in society..."

Shelby Steele: White Guilt: How Blacks and Whites Together Destroyed the Promise of the Civil Rights Era

techno said...

"There is nothing quite so strong in human nature as the desire to lay down rules of conduct for other people."

William Howard Taft, President


Mountain Mama said...

I am getting SO sick of seeing Obambi on TV, or hearing his voice on the radio. I realize that ANY president would be speaking nearly as much in this economic crisis, but I think he's made it worse by talking down the future with hopelessness. I think he WANTS to ruin the economy, so he can keep power by initiating all these new, dependent-causing programs.

I am sorry, too, that Gov. Palin stayed in Alaska, rather than going to the Governor's Conference. Then again, the important thing now is for her to govern Alaska well, so she had good reason to stay put, I suppose....

techno said...

"Civilization begins with order, grows with liberty, and dies with chaos."

Will Durant

techno said...

"You're an idealist and that feeds DEPRAVITY. Depravity feeds on ideas, illusions and love gone wrong."

The Loves of Carmen (1948 movie)

Brianus Berkleianus said...

Mountain Mama,

I could not agree with you more. I am already sick to death of "president" Obama. What these fiends (including certain "Republicans") did to murder Sarah's good name is almost unforgivable. They have received their reward (Amen dico vobis, quia receperunt mercedem suam," "Amen I say to you, that they have received their reward."...from the traditional Latin Ash Wednesday Catholic Liturgy). George Will had Obama at his house a day or two before the "inauguration"; Kathleen Parker is flown around on Air Force One, and pours out flattery on Obama. I wish I could tell these people to their faces exactly what I think of them, especially the pseudo-intellectual Will. Cowards and traitors... who stabbed Sarah in the back late in the '08 campaign. I almost respect open "lefties" more!!

Anyway, Sarah's lesson to me is not to hate...even when I am tempted to do so!

God bless you all!

Brianus (PS- contrast to these people the hero and patriot, my brother-in-arms, John Ziegler, who has put his life and bank account on the line to defend Sarah...There is a man, a hero!!)

techno said...

"Some Nazi policies will be modified particularly with regards to the Jews..."

William Randolph Hearst, newspaper publisher 1934 (after an interview with Hitler)

(did some conservatives feel the same way towards Obama and his socialist ideals?)

techno said...

"Back in the thirties we were told we must collectivize the nation because the people were so poor. Now we are told we must collectivize the nation because people are so rich."

William F Buckley Jr.

techno said...

"...Reagan conservatism 101...believes...the best in everybody. It does not look across a room of people with contempt. It does not look and see incompetence. It doesn't see black, white, male, female, gay, straight. it sees human beings. Conservatism sees Americans, sees potential, sees great opportunity, sees an opportunity for people to be the best they can be using whatever ambition and desire they have."

Rush Limbaugh

Mountain Mama said...

Yes, dear Techno, wasn't Rush's speech just ELECTRIFYING at the Conservative Political Action Conference?!

I wish I had taped it. Rats....

techno said...

"The creator seeks the conquest of nature; the parasite the conquest of man. The creator requires independence-he neither serves nor rules. he deals with men by free exchange and voluntary choice. The parasite seeks power. He wants to bind all men together in common action and common slavery."

Ayn Rand, movie screenplay for The Fountainhead (Howard Roark's courtroom scene)

techno said...

From the perspective of millions of Americans who have never heard Rush Limbaugh on the radio or who have been ignorant of conservative principles and what allows our society and economy to function and produce the maximum happiness and prosperity for all, if you are familiar with Atlas Shrugged, it was like John Galt speaking to America and to a riveted audience.

Absolutely brilliant Rush. Your speech along with Sarah Palin's convention speech may go down as two of the greatest conservative speeches in this century.

techno said...

Just to let you know that Ronald Reagan will be the 'Star of the Month' on Turner Classic Movies (TCM)on March 4, 11, 18, 25 in the evening.

techno said...

Today I am going to quote from a message that I just read at Hot Air to re-affirm my single-minded commitment to rid America of tyranny:

Guess who?

I was born in one country, raised in another. My father was born in another country. I was not his only child. he fathered several children with numerous women.

I became very close to my mother, as my father showed no interest in me. My mother died from an early age from cancer.

Later in life, questions arose over my real name.

My birth records were sketchy and no one was able to produce a legitimate, reliable birth certificate.

I grew up practicing one faith but converted to Christianity, as it was widely accepted in my country but

I practiced non-traditional beliefs and didn't follow Christianity, except in the public eye under scrutiny.

I worked and lived among lower-class people as a young adult, disguising myself as someone who really cared about them.

That was before I decided it was time to get serious about my life and I embarked on a new career.

I wrote a book about my struggles growing up. It was clear to those who read my memoirs that I had difficulties accepting that my father abandoned me as a child.

I became active in local politics in my 30's then with help behind the scenes. i literally burst onto the scene as a candidate for national office in my 40's. THEY SAID I HAD A GOLDEN TONGUE AND COULD TALK ANYONE INTO ANYTHING. THAT REINFORCED MY CONCEIT.

I had a virtually NON-EXISTENT RESUME, little work history, and no experience in leading a single organization. yet I was a powerful speaker and citizens were drawn to me as though I were a magnet and they were small roofing tacks.

I drew incredibly large crowds during my public appearances. This bolstered my ego.

At first, my political campaign focused on my country's foreign policy. I WAS VERY CRITICAL OF MY COUNTRY IN THE LAST WAR AND SEIZED EVERY OPPORTUNITY TO BASH MY COUNTRY.


I knew which group was responsible for getting us into this mess. it was the free market, banks & corporations. I decided to start making citizens hate them and if they were envious of others who did well, the plan was clinched tight.

I called mine 'A People's Campaign' and that sounded good to all people.

I was the SURPRISE CANDIDATE because I emerged from outside the traditional path of politics & was able to gain widespread popular support.


SO, I STARTED TO MAKE MY SPEECHES SOUND LIKE THEY WERE ON BEHALF OF THE DOWNTRODDEN, POOR, ignorant to include 'persecuted minorities' like the Jews. My true views were not widely known & and I needed to keep them unknown, until after I became ny nation's leader.

I had to carefully guard reality, as anybody could have easily found out what I really believed, if they had simply read my writings and examined those people I associated with.

I'm glad they didn't. Then I became the most powerful man in the world. And the world learned the truth.

Who am I?

Adolf Hitler

Rovin (HA blogger)March 3, 2009 at 9:05 AM (Video: Jindal acts like a party leader-pg 1)

techno said...

"One man with courage makes a majority."

Andrew Jackson

craniac24 said...

techno said...
"One man with courage makes a majority."

Andrew Jackson

What a terrific quote. I think it speaks quite loudly as to why our current President was elected.

techno said...

"You're good kid, but as long as I'm around, you're second-best and you'll have to get used to that."

The Cincinnati Kid (1965 movie)

(My take on Rush Limbaugh vs Barack Obama)

Mountain Mama said...

techno said...
"One man with courage makes a majority."--- Andrew Jackson

Craniac replied:
"What a terrific quote. I think it speaks quite loudly as to why our current President was elected."

Nice try, Craniac.
First, consider whether being "loud" lines up with Obama's character and desires: NOPE!
Instead, he would quickly point out that he DID receive the majority of votes----none of that "minority of one" stuff----and with that retort, he would demonstrate that he's missed the point.

The quote concerns those who SEEM to be left in the minority. Fact is, they aren't, because of the force of their principles, which naturally woo people to THE TRUTH! You know what principles are: those values Obama ignores whenever they aren't politically helpful to him (just as he tosses people out of his life, when they become an embarrassment to him, too).

And re. "You're good kid, but as long as I'm around, you're second-best and you'll have to get used to that." --- The Cincinnati Kid
(1965 movie)

Techno writes: "My take on Rush Limbaugh vs Barack Obama"

We-ell, the fact is, Rush wasn't behaving arrogantly vs. Steele that way.

First, when you listen to Steele's actual comment, he was speaking more about how the current political atmosphere is "incendiary" and "ugly." He wasn't stating that Rush's show is that way, or that Rush intends to come across that way, either.

Knowing that, what we realize is that the liberals are enjoying painting all Republicans as conservative slobs (which is how they view Rush).

But the FACT is that many Republicans ARE NOT CONSERVATIVES. Rush is a conservative, and thus he OFTEN slams whatever non-conservative moves the Republican Party is making, just as he did Bush in those instances.

(It is, however, sad that Rush has gained weight again, because he really is a handsome man when he's at a lower weight. I am concerned for him; we need him to live long and prosper, so to speak, not die young of a fat-induced coronary attack.)

Liberals are using Rush to keep power----so do all you can to IGNORE them, and keep plugging away at your work on behalf of promoting REAL conservatism.

Thanks, though, Techno, for your devotedness to posting quotes at this site. (And I still wonder sometimes if you're Adam or one of his friends!)

craniac24 said...

"You're like a dull just ain't cuttin'. You're just talkin' loud, and sayin' nothin'.

- James Brown

A good quote for all the conservatives out there who offer resistance, but no solutions.

Mountain Mama said...

Once again, promoting loud talk, Craniac----and how persuasively, by quoting a wife batterer!

One huge problem liberals have is ignoring solutions that ARE offered by conservatives. After all, conservatism honors what has worked in the past!

Regarding the nation's economic woes, first remember that GW was NOT a conservative, and second notice that Obambi has made the EXACT mistakes that pulled America into the Great Depression: namely, he's tried to bail out businesses that were mismanaged and should either be sold or allowed to go bankrupt.

Then, he could enhance government revenues by CUTTING taxes, which would flood the economy immediately with income people could readily spend (their OWN income, btw). When this was finally done during the G. Depression, it worked to bring it to an end.

But WAIT! If Obambi did that, he couldn't pay off all his cronies! He prefers to drag the nation and world further into an economic mess, print more worthless paper money, and abuse the children of the future with unmanagable debt!

techno said...

"...if you believe in capitalism, you tell the American people that the Democrats in Congress caused the financial meltdown by manipulating the market with their Socialist everybody-can-own-a-home policies. You don't rail against the 'greed of Wall Street.'

Bill Dupray The Patriot Room

craniac24 said...

Dearest Mountain Mama,

Interesting how you take issue with the source of my quote when you essentially fall over yourself worshiping at the feet of a 3 times divorced drug addict.

Also, what is it about "95% of the American people will receive a tax cut" that is difficult for you to understand?

Mountain Mama said...

Why Craniac, you aren't behaving like a tolerant, bleeding-heart liberal! You're hurting the feelings of people who treasure their illegal drugs, too---especially if you can't even "Be There" for people, like Rush, who are trying to manage their PAIN, and accidentally become addicted to painkilling prescription drugs.

That's hardly in the same league with people LIKE OBAMA who buy, use----and some report he ALSO SOLD----illegal drugs like cocaine....

Regarding Rush's many marriages: he's never BATTERED anyone. Since no one outside a given marriage knows what's happening within that marriage, most people WISELY avoid casting stones.

Finally, people who pay no taxes aren't receiving a "tax cut:" it's WELFARE, for which Obama expects returns in VOTES.

And our taxes were NOT cut; the pay-deduction rate was changed. That is, qualified earners will receive more of their income in their paychecks, but come tax time, they'll still pay THE SAME TAX RATE. Got that? You'll get more (of your own) money back now, but you'll find you owe taxes later.


As Margaret Thatcher supposedly said, "The problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people’s money.” Working, then keeping and spending your own money to stimulate the economy: that IS the conservative SOLUTION, because it actually SOLVES the problem, instead of pasting over it with Good Intentions, cum liberalism.

techno said...

"Ideas are more powerful than guns. We would not let our enemies have guns, why should we let them have ideas."

Joseph Stalin

techno said...

"Life is not governed by rational principles but by cruelty, injustice, uncertainty, and absurdity. For a man to realize his potential he must abandon excessive rationality."


techno said...

"Whatever crushes individuality is despotism, whatever name it is called."

John Stuart Mill

techno said...

"...but was there any DOMINATION which did not appear natural to those who possessed it."

JS Mill On Liberty 1849

techno said...

"It is better to be FEARED than to be LOVED."


NB: if you haven't gone over to you should; it has many excellent articles on Alaska, Sarah, and Republican politics.

techno said...

"It is only through labor and painful effort, by grim energy and resolute courage, that we move on to better things."

Teddy Roosevelt

techno said...

Referring to Michael Steele's recent interview with GQ:

"...reminds me of the 1983 Woody Allen movie Zelig where a man who longs for approval so badly that he changes to fit the people who are surrounding him.

Philip Klein American Spectator blog March 12, 2009

Mountain Mama said...

Hey, Techno!

I think Michael Steele has conservative values, but he doesn't always articulate them well, or with sufficient clarity and detail during interviews.

That is, he was correct to say that abortion is a choice; of course it is!----just as suicide is always a choice, every day.

But what he neglected to say is what he FULLY believes: that while abortion is always there as an option (choice), it's not a VALID or RIGHTEOUS choice/option for those who value life or faith in the Creator of life.

Also, when Steel said that homosexuality is NOT a choice, he's reflecting the feedback that is very nearly 100% from homosexuals themselves: namely that they have experienced that Other-ness, the feeling that they are different and homosexual since BIRTH!

And the few scientists who have tackled this extremely divisive issue/reality also agree that more than likely a chemical or hormonal situation occurs IN UTERO that results in various levels/stages/intensities of homosexuality thereafter. But of course, testing this theory would require tons of chemical/hormonal tests from birth on, so who would fund it, particularly when the homosexual movement is largely in opposition to such tests!? (Those in opposition believe the results might discount the view of many homosexuals, that homosexuality occurs naturally, or is actually created by God.)

Anyway, Steele COULD have been more specific, and stated that, while homosexuality as a CONDITION is probably not a choice, that ACTING upon homosexual urges IS a choice, one that many religions hold is wrong and/or sinful.

(Similarly in those religions, while many people report having urges to sin in other ways from birth on----to lie, steal, be promiscuous, etc.----those religions hold that it is sinful to ACT upon those urges. Instead, people are called by God to DENY those urges' being fulfilled, to fight them and not act upon them. VERY tricky to accomplish regarding sexual orientation, for sure.)

At any rate, I don't think Steele should be asked to step down, but instead should be coached to answer questions about divisive topics with GREAT care and specificity. He'll do great then, because his heart and values are truly conservative.

techno said...

"All important changes in the world of action are preceded by profound movements in the world of thought."

North American Review Dec. 1900

techno said...

"No truth is more evident to my mind than that the Christian religion must be the basis of any government intended to secure the rights and privileges of a free people."

Noah Webster

techno said...

"Dagny, whatever we (entrepreneurs) are, it's we who move the world and it's we pull it through."

Hank Rearden in Atlas Shrugged

techno said...

"Evil is him who thinks evil"

old proverb

techno said...

"What experience and history teach us is this: that people and government never have learned anything from history or acted on principles deduced from it."


techno said...

"No compromise with the main purpose, no peace till pact with unrepentant wrong."

Winston Churchill

(could have been made by Sarah Palin)

techno said...

"The public's been played for a sucker so long that they'll never wake up."

Bullets or Ballots 1936

techno said...

"Most people make changes because of force or the threat of force."


techno said...

"Intelligence is not the absence of stupidity."

techno said...

"Private standards and private opinions tend to confuse laws...and cause chaos; after establishing the law, no one should be allowed to question the law or have private opinions."

Han Feizi, Chinese philosopher

techno said...

An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last."

Winston Churchill

techno said...

"I prefer disaster to catastrophe."

Thomas Sowell, on why he voted for McCain over Obama

Lisa - Mother of Nine said...

That's a cute one. I like Thomas Sowell.

Hope you, and other's, are well, Techno.

Thought maybe there would be some discussion here about the Republican elite "disinviting" Palin to speak at their fund-raiser. Interesting.

I miss the discussions of a few months ago - but running this restaurant, I rarely get my head up for a breather. Again, hope everyone is well.

Mountain Mama said...

Hi, Lisa! Yes, I still read Techno's comments here every day.

I hope Adam writes a new article here soon----perhaps regarding this fundraiser mess?

I couldn't find news at all about the RNC's supposedly "disinviting" Gov. Palin to speak; instead, I only found 3/15 and 3/17 articles about how she supposedly didn't know anything about this fundraiser, which made her look uninformed.

Maybe the RNC never asked her, but is using her name for publicity!

Where do I find more recent news about this?

techno said...

I would recommend you go over to:

Adam is over there as a contributor as well.

"Republicans are rarely beaten by Democrats. More often what happens is Republicans commit suicide and Democrats win by default."

Lorie Byrd Wizbang

Lisa - Mother of Nine said...

Hi Mountain Mama!
Here's a Fox News link for hte article re: "Disinviting" Palin -

I'm going to go over to Adam's new post on this website now...see you there.

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